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Privacy Policy

Last Updated: 9/10/18

Who We Are

The Virginia Beach Education Association serves as a voice for education, advances the cause of education for all individuals, promotes professional excellence among educators, works to gain recognition of the basic importance of the professional educator in the learning process, protects the rights of educators, advances the interests and welfare of educators, secures professional autonomy, unites educators for effective citizenship, promotes and protects human and civil rights, and obtains for its members the benefits of an independent and united teaching profession. More information.

We are affiliated with the Virginia Education Association and National Education Association.

Our website is https://vbea.org. Our office address is 445 Kings Grant Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23452. Our office phone number is (757) 486-0202. Our office email address is office@vbea.org. All inquiries regarding this policy should be made via this contact information.

What Personal Data We Collect and Why We Collect It

When users complete forms on our website we collect the data shown in the form. The specific purpose for collecting this data will be shown on the webpage on which In addition, we may collect data related to form submissions such as the IP address of the user, referring URL, and browser user agent. Typically this information is provided to our staff via email and also saved to the website as database entries accessible only to users who have been granted access and must sign in with a username and password. Periodically, this data will be removed from the website's database. We do not share submitted data with third-parties unless clearly indicated on the webpage containing the form or disclosed in this policy.

Cookies & Analytics

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser. When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select "Remember Me", your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

We use analytics providers such as Google Analytics. Google Analytics uses cookies to collect non-identifying information. Google provides some additional privacy options regarding its Analytics cookies at http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners.

Embedded Content from Other Websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website. You should refer to the privacy policies of these websites for specific information regarding how they collect use your data.

Who We Share Your Data With

Virginia Education Association and National Education Association: Users submitting data for the purpose of joining the Virginia Beach Education Association are also submitting data that will be used to create memberships with the Virginia Education Association and National Education Association. This data will be shared with these associates as necessary to create these memberships.  The privacy policy of the Virginia Education Association can be viewed at http://www.veanea.org/home/privacy-statement.htm. The privacy policy of the National Education Association can be viewed at http://www.nea.org/home/829.htm.

Virginia Beach City Public Schools: Users submitted data for the purpose of joining the Virginia Beach Education Association are also submitting data that may be used to fulfill membership reporting or dues deduction processing requirements of Virginia Beach City Public Schools. The privacy policy of Virginia Beach City Public Schools can be viewed at https://www.vbschools.com/about_us/website_accessibility.

Virginia Beach Education Association Political Action Committee of Educators (VBEA PACE): Users submitting data for the purposes of joining the Virginia Beach Education Association may have their contact information, including name, home address, home phone number, and their home/personal email address (non @vbschools.com email addresses) shared with the Virginia Beach Education Association Political Action Committee of Educators (VBEA PACE). This data is used to share information regarding opportunities for members of the Virginia Beach Education Association to participate in non-partisan, issue-driven, political action supporting public education, including volunteer opportunities, VBEA PACE endorsements, and voting for VBEA PACE endorsed candidates.

PayPal: When users make payments through our website, data is sent securely to a third-party payment processor, PayPal namely, to complete the payment. We do not store payment data such as credit card numbers on our website. For information regarding what data PayPal collects, how they use it, and more, view their privacy policy at https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full.

WP Covered: Our web hosting is provided by WP Covered, a service of McDonald Web Works. As such, data collected by us and stored on our website in any form is stored by our hosting provider. However, while this data is accessible by our hosting provider, it is not processed or used by them for any reason other than storage for the purposes of their clients, namely us. To view the privacy policy of WP Covered, visit https://wpcovered.com/privacy.

MailChimp: Data submitted on our website may be shared with MailChimp as additions or updates to our mailing list. We use MailChimp to organize mailing lists and send emails to these lists. MailChimp does not otherwise access or process this data. Addition information for the purposes of organizing or segmenting our lists may be added to data submitted via our website. An option to unsubscribe from emails sent using MailChimp is always provided to recipients. To view the privacy policy of MailChimp, visit https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy.

How Long We Retain Your Data

Users with Website Accounts: Data for users with accounts on our website is retained indefinitely. Data associated with user accounts may be updated or deleted. In order for a user account to exist, data such as email address, username, and password is required. The user account may also be deleted, deleting the data associated with the account.

Submitted Content: Submitted content and its metadata are retained indefinitely.

Form Submissions: Data submitted via forms on our website are retained for as long as required to accomplish the purpose of the submitted data. Data no longer deemed necessary to store on the website will be deleted periodically.

What Rights You Have Over Your Data

If you have an account on this site or have left comments, or submitted a form, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

How We Protect Your Data

We take the protection of data you submit on our website seriously. Your data is only accessible to individuals who have been provided with secure login credentials for the purpose of providing the services we deliver. In addition, your data is only shared with third-party services who have a proven record of protecting the data sent to and stored by them.

What Data Breach Procedures We Have in Place

While every effort to protect your data is made, we know that nothing is 100% failsafe when it comes to protecting data online. Should we experience a data breach directly or receive notification of a breach by a third-party service we have sent your data to, we will notify all impacted users of the situation with details of the breach and any appropriate actions, if any, that can be taken by the user in response to the breach. We will adapt our security and processes to prevent future breaches based on new best practices.